Founded in 2004, the Chinese Student Association Erasmus University Rotterdam (CSA-EUR) has grown into the largest cultural student association on campus. The purpose of CSA-EUR is to create a community through which students can develop themselves professionally, create a social network, and enhance mutual cultural understanding. CSA-EUR has a great reputation of being an open community with a family-like feeling. Focused on people with an affinity with China, the association has become an international environment embracing all cultures. Through a flat organizational structure, the execution of activities happen in a transparent manner, encouraging General, and Active members to grow within a supportive environment.

Why CSA-EUR Board?

Managing CSA-EUR Board gives you the opportunity to operate in a dynamic environment and provides many experiences that prepare you for your career. We offer you a place to foster your entrepreneurial mindset and give you a platform to make impact through your ideas. Working closely with all committees and other Board members, you will learn your personal strengths and weaknesses of being a leader and managing people and projects. Being Board member also allows you to get in contact with many people. Whether it is successful alumni, recruiters from corporates, or inspiring speakers from other companies, you will grow a large social and professional network that lasts for a lifetime.

With around 50 active members and more than 50 events a year, you get hands-on experience on managing within a cross-cultural context and realizing goals within a challenging market. With events ranging from social drinks to an annual conference, being Board member is a perfect position to develop your interpersonal and professional skills. Taking a leadership and management position like this is a unique experience you will not find elsewhere. Outside the professional field, you will participate in many fun activities as well. As Board member you get in touch with many people and spend time with them through both internal and external activities. Through team buildings, dinners, a gala, and many other events, you are guaranteed to get the most out of your student life!

Board Positions


Being President and doing a board year has been the one crucial step in my life which set the foundation for my future professional career. I have grown immensely in a lot of different aspects by being trained as a continuous all-rounder. The project management, interpersonal and mediation skills will be of extensive value in the following destinations of my life.

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This board year has been a great experience, I found myself in many different situations that forced me to get out of my comfort zone. It has been a year of learning a lot of different skills and meeting a lot of people. I have had the pleasure of leading two committees and being part of an exceptional board. It has been an extremely fulfilling experience that comes with so much fun. I would definitely recommend it to anyone that is looking to challenge themselves personally and professionally.

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As the Treasurer of CSA-EUR, this board year was definitely a special year. I definitely learned a lot by being a board member. Especially with the current COVID-19 situation, I learned how to adapt in every situation, think critically, and overcome unexpected hurdles. As the Treasurer, your main responsibility is to oversee the management of the financial affairs of the association. You need to make sure that everything checks out, when it comes to the financials. Even though you will have lots of responsibilities, being a board member definitely has a fun side as well. The bond and memories you create with your own committee members, your other board members and active members will definitely make the experience worthwhile.

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Commissioner of External Affairs (Vice-President)

This board year has been incredible. As the External of CSA-EUR, I had the pleasure to expand my professional network by meeting representatives from renowned companies. Furthermore, the skills gained during the past year, such as negotiation, leadership, and stress management, significantly contributed to my personal and professional development. The most stressful, but absolutely rewarding project, was the first-ever virtual China in Focus Career Days, which was organised successfully together with my Career Events Committee. It is an unforgettable year to look back on. 

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Commissioner of Internal Affairs

This Board year has been an amazing experience. As Commissioner of Internal Affairs the social characteristic is very strong and your presence, enthusiasm and communication are of crucial importance. In your role, you will develop and demonstrate great leadership, negotiation and timemanagement skills. Especially through the current pandemic, I have pushed myself and was left with surprising creativity, adaptability and problem-solving skills. Your work will lay the internal foundation that will contribute greatly to CSA-EUR’s external successes. Lastly, you might just make some life-long friends along the way!

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Marketing & IT Officer

This board year has been a great learning experience for me. As the Marketing & IT Officer, I am responsible for the public appearance of CSA-EUR on our website, social media channels as well as offline presence. This is definitely no easy task, as you will have many projects going on at the same time which all require your attention. But in the end it’s very satisfying to see your ideas come to life.

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Interested? You can apply for a board position by clicking the button below!
Note that the motivation letter can be at most one A4 in total.

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